Friday, May 29, 2009

I just got an e-mail about a great way to contribute to the Shelby Humane Society for FREE! By registering on and accessing your favorite online stores from their site, a percentage (up to 26%) of all your purchases will go to the Shelby Humane Society. They have over 700 sites participating including Pottery Barn, Snapfish, Endless,, Gap, Banana Republic, iTunes, Ballad Designs, Best Buy and soooo many more. Many participants also run specials for iGive shoppers such as free shipping. All you need to do is use this link to register

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We had the pleasure of meeting with Mary and Jennifer yesterday after work. They are both on the Young Professionals of Birmingham board with Brittany and have done the Shelter Partners trip together. We are so appreciative that they took time out of their day to tell us about their experience and answer all of our questions. Although there were a few ‘negatives’ (like how bad the van and you smell), Mary and Jennifer had a very positive experience. So much so that Jennifer has done the trip 2 more times! It was wonderful to hear that they had such a good time and not only made it back safely, but with their friendship intact! Claustrophobia, exhaustion, and hunger can bring out the worst in anyone and I (Brooke) must admit that I am slightly worried. Brittany and I get along amazingly well, but I will be praying extra hard for patience and a good attitude!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thank You!

We have received our first sponsorship! Our Mom’s book club has decided to sponsor a dog on our trip. We are beyond excited and it is starting to feel like reality. Thank you ladies for your incredible generosity!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's Official!

Well, it is official. We will be leaving on June 19th and will be back (hopefully) sometime June 21st. We will be traveling first to Stratham, NH and then on to Dover, NH for a grand total of 20 hours. We are asking all our friends to make us mixed CD’s just like in the old days for our long journey. Feel free to contribute, we will take all we can get!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our Route

We are not sure which of the partner shelters we will be delivering the dogs to, but here is a map from the Shelby County shelter to Nashua, NH.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Info

Here are some great articles and a video that provide more information about the Shelter Partners program.

Shelter Partners

The Beginning.....

Welcome to our blog! We have been talking about participating in the Shelter Partners program for over a year now and when it came up at our ‘sisterly bonding’ dinner last week we decided it was time.

For those of you who have not heard of this program, let us fill you in. Because of the strict spay and neuter laws in New Hampshire most of their shelters actually have a shortage of adoptable dogs. What a great problem to have! So, volunteers (that would be us) drive 19-23 hours with 33 dogs in a van from the overcrowded Shelby County Humane Society here in Alabama to a partner shelter in New Hampshire. From what we have learned, all the dogs are typically adopted within a matter of days! We are both a little nervous but most of all excited about this awesome journey. The trip costs $750-$850 which is usually paid for by donations to the Shelby County Humane Society. But, we really want to try to raise all or some of the money ourselves. There is a donate button on the right side of this page where you can donate any amount of money. Or, click on the link to the right that says ABOUT SHELTER PARTNERS and you can pay $50 to sponsor a dog from our trip. Just be sure and let Jennifer know that you would like to sponsor a dog from our trip which as of now is set for June 19th. We hope to keep you all updated throughout the planning process and along the way. And we also hope to have many posts once we get back and start receiving information about the adoption of our dogs.

Most of all, we ask for your prayers. This is going to be a long journey physically, emotionally and mentally and we will need all the help we can get leading up to and especially throughout our journey. 33 days and counting!